DIY: Ceramic Mug Designing with Martha Stewart Paint


Made this for one of my staff assistants as a thank you/happy holiday gift. We do a lot of crafting around here and she has helped with that a lot. Thought this mug craft was perfect. I was kinda just going with the design. Not as pretty as I would have liked it to be, but I know I am picky. Typically I use oil based sharpies. You may have seen those in previous posts.

This time I used Martha Stewart Paint. I used the glass type because it has a pointed nib that makes drawing on dishware and decor a bit easier. You cure the paint by leaving it for 21 days or you can bake. Here are the instrcutions I pulled from plaidonline

Q: What are the curing instructions for Martha glass and craft paint?

Paint is permanent after air drying for 21 days or can be baked to expedite permanence.

Bake-to-Cure Method

  1. Allow painted glass project to dry at least one hour. Make sure the paint is dry to the touch before baking.
  2. Place project in a cool oven.
  3. Set oven to 350° F and bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off.
  4. Allow glass project to cool down in the oven to room temperature, then remove.

Care Instructions
Project can be Hand washed, or cleaned in the top rack of a standard, non-commercial dishwasher. Do not use in dishwasher if it has pot scrubbing features or top jets. 

Please note: Fine Glitter Glass Paint, Glitter Craft Paint and Coarse Glitter Craft Paint cannot be baked and must air dry for 21 days for permanence.

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Something also important to note is you should wait 72 hours before using after it is cured.





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